Yuji Naka Parted Ways With Square Enix Following Balan Wonderworld’s Release

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Expresses hope to work on another project with his own company.

Yuji Naka has an incredible legacy in gaming history, including his founding role and work on the original Sonic the Hedgehog games and a number of other SEGA classics such as Nights into Dreams and Phantasy Star Online. His independent studio, Prope, also produced some notable and fun titles in past Nintendo generations, intriguingly including StreetPass games.

Most recently, however, he’s been at the forefront as director of Balan Wonderworld at Square Enix; the poor critical reception to that game has prompted plenty of debate. The high profile of the release was met by an extremely rough launch, though there are certainly vocal supporters of the game as well. Regardless of the various perspectives around Balan Wonderworld, it won’t have been deemed a successful project.

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